Jump to content


  • Tweets

  • Posts

    • Update. The ASB team have categorically said they want to send a letter to the idiot saying... you are upsetting your neighbor, please come in to talk about this, we need to tell you we have no power to do anything about this though... WTAF?   They also said my only option to stop idiot parking and obstructing our kerb is to park our other car outside idiots property 🤔 because the car is now not obstructing enough to get a ticket and not breaking any law! Even though it's obviously being done to cause annoyance.   Just seems beyond belief!
    • Ok, quick update on this.  Mediation didn't happen - mainly because I missed the deadline for agreeing to the date - I didn't realise the deadline was quite so tight - and I had been away for the weekend and not reading my emails - anyway - although it was bad to not formally respond, it didn't really make too much difference because due to the lack of viable evidence provided by the claimant, mediation would have been pointless.   So I've been waiting to head what court date has been allocated to my case. However, instead I received a "General Directions or Order" letter.    Sorry - I meant to bring it in (to where I'm writing this).....but basically the gist of it was that the claimant had 14 days to respond providing evidence e.g. signed credit agreement etc. - and then I had 14 days after that to respond stating whether I accepted that evidence and whether I wanted to withdraw defence.    The letter was sent around the beginning of the month - therefore their 14 days are more or less up - I haven't heard anything - albeit, I need to factor in postage times - but surely this means my 14 days are not really 14 days....but more a case of the time left before the end of October and when or if I get anything from the court of the claimant with their evidence.   My question really is:    Is it a stupid question - but I cannot really do anything until I receive anything - at the moment, the court won't know what they've sent me (in response to my CCA request) - i.e. the poorly presented application form - meaningless statements - no clear signed credit agreement etc. - so this step is basically the court asking whether there is enough evidence in order to allocate a court date?   I'm assuming I should get a copy of whatever the claimant provides to the court?   Many thanks  
    • hello again, do you think this witness statement better suits my needs witness 2.pdf
    • Hi all   Does this link indicate whether or not Woodside Park station is under the TFL Byelaws or not, as I'm a bit confused?!   https://tfl.gov.uk/corporate/transparency/freedom-of-information/foi-request-detail?referenceId=FOI-2209-1819   Rgds. Andy
    • I am hoping someone can offer me some advice concerning an issue with my former landlord, please. In short, I took possession of a property he was letting out just over ten years ago. Having viewed and been offered the letting, I accepted and paid the deposit plus the first month’s rent and moved in. Meanwhile, the landlord had gone on holiday and it was not until a week or so after I had moved in that I saw him again when he came around to see if we had settled in OK. I told him all was fine and took the opportunity to ask him where the parking space was located as there is only “pay per hour” on street parking outside and a commercial car park approaching half a mile away. He said there was no parking included with the accommodation. Yet the lease which we had each signed clearly stated that the property included the use of a parking space. He told me that this was an error on his part and that there was no parking space included with the property. Having already vacated my previous letting and paid the deposit and the rental advance and moved all my effects into the new letting – in addition to not wanting a major fallout with my new landlord (I also had a wife and three children to consider), I erred on the side of caution and did not press the matter.   However, the kids have all grown and flown and we have been obliged to downsize to a one bedroom apartment (with parking, happily). This was nearly three months ago and I have only yesteray received contact from my former landlord’s lawyer stating I still owe him (the landlord) money. I am waiting to learn the grounds for his claim and have requested a full breakdown of that alleged indebtedness from his lawyer but, having been very good tenants who always paid the rent on time and not only took great care of the old property but also did a lot of unpaid work improving it over the course of our ten year residence, I am quite annoyed to be treated so meanly. Regardless of whether or not it transpires that I do, unwittingly, owe this man money I am wondering whether or not I might have a counter claim against him for the false representation of his lease and perhaps even be compensated for the ten years I spent paying for on street parking as well as putting up with the daily (often hourly) inconvenience of that.   If someone could advise me, I would be very grateful.   Thank you.  
  • Our picks

rachelw221

Are Scott & Co Sheriff Officers ???

style="text-align:center;"> Please note that this topic has not had any new posts for the last 2463 days.

If you are trying to post a different story then you should start your own new thread. Posting on this thread is likely to mean that you won't get the help and advice that you need.

If you are trying to post information which is relevant to the story in this thread then please flag it up to the site team and they will allow you to post.

Thank you

Recommended Posts

hi there, ill try and keep this short and sweet.

i have been paying back money to scott and co for 2 years. i have not missed a payment of £50 per month since setting up an agreement. however i had changed bank acounts last month, and my direct debits were to change over automaticly, all of them did apart form scott and co.

they called my house and spoke with my flatmate. my flatmate then called me at work saying there was sherrif officers calling and i had to phone asap. i called them right away and realised the direct debit had not been switched over. i paid the money over the phone and appoligised and set up a new direct debit. After i had paid the money, my flatmate then phoned them back to ask if it was for council tax. the man then told him it was not for council tax but infact a student loan £4000 id had four years ago, that i was paying back £50 a month and the debt was down to £2500. (i couldnt afford to pay this untill i had a job after studying)

I was furious they would give out so much information!

i emailed them asking for a copy of their "code of confidentiality" and they have declined to do so, i have this in writing.

i have then emailed the sherrif office compaints people to compain, and they have said that Scott and Co are not sherrif officers and are only a debt collection agency, and cannot help me with this compaint.

where do i go from here?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello and Welcome, rachelw.

 

 

I've started a new thread for you, I would have to say the Sheriff Officers complaints people seem to be wrong.

Scott & Co are Sheriff Officers & Messengers at Arms, they are also debt collectors and recover a number of different debts including Council Tax and Parking fines.

I'm going to have a look around for more info, I'll be back shortly.

 

Regards.

 

Scott.


 
 

Any advice I give is honest and in good faith.:)

If in doubt, you should seek the opinion of a Qualified Professional.

If you can, please donate to this site.

Help keep it up and active, helping people like you.

If you no longer require help, please do what you can to help others

RIP: Rooster-UK - MARTIN3030 - cerberusalert

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you have a look at this link, they appear 3rd company down.................

 

http://www.smaso.org/dirdisplay.php?cid=9

 

You can make a complaint here.............

 

http://www.smaso.org/images/COMPLAINTS.pdf


 
 

Any advice I give is honest and in good faith.:)

If in doubt, you should seek the opinion of a Qualified Professional.

If you can, please donate to this site.

Help keep it up and active, helping people like you.

If you no longer require help, please do what you can to help others

RIP: Rooster-UK - MARTIN3030 - cerberusalert

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hello and Welcome, rachelw.

 

 

I've started a new thread for you, I would have to say the Sheriff Officers complaints people seem to be wrong.

Scott & Co are Sheriff Officers & Messengers at Arms, they are also debt collectors and recover a number of different debts including Council Tax and Parking fines.

I'm going to have a look around for more info, I'll be back shortly.

 

Regards.

 

Scott.

 

Thanks. I did go on Scott and co website and it says they are sheriff officers. X

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They are still out of order giving any details to third parties, seem to think they can do as they please.


 
 

Any advice I give is honest and in good faith.:)

If in doubt, you should seek the opinion of a Qualified Professional.

If you can, please donate to this site.

Help keep it up and active, helping people like you.

If you no longer require help, please do what you can to help others

RIP: Rooster-UK - MARTIN3030 - cerberusalert

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
They are still out of order giving any details to third parties, seem to think they can do as they please.[/quote

 

ANY IDEA WHAT I COULD DO? X

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

ANY IDEA WHAT I COULD DO? X

 

You could make a complaint to the Society of Messenger at Arms and Sheriff Officers, but it looks like they have no disciplinary powers over their members.

Those powers lie with the relevant Sheriff Principal or the Lord President, you can make a complaint to them directly, the society would give you the contact details.

Sheriff Officers are all bound to abide by their code of practice,( not that I've read it ).

 

I very much doubt much would come of it but there's no harm in trying, see what they say after looking at your complaint.


 
 

Any advice I give is honest and in good faith.:)

If in doubt, you should seek the opinion of a Qualified Professional.

If you can, please donate to this site.

Help keep it up and active, helping people like you.

If you no longer require help, please do what you can to help others

RIP: Rooster-UK - MARTIN3030 - cerberusalert

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would certainly make a complaint.

 

You can make a complaint at the local sheriffs office at your local sheriff court


Please contact a member of the site team if you are offered help off the forum for a a paid or no win no fee service.

 

Please consider making a small donation to help keep this site running

Click here to donate through PayPal (opens in a new window)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The following information applies to all firms of sheriff officers who are enforcing and or collecting council tax or any other debt.

 

Sheriff officers carrying out debt enforcement (ie bank arrestment, earnings arrestment, attachment, etc) are subject to regulations laid down by the Scottish Government. Any complaints about sheriff officers practice should be submitted to the Sheriff Principal at the local sheriff court for the area in which you reside.

 

Sheriff officers must hold a Consumer Credit Licence when collecting debt, and they must adhere to the Office of Fair Trading debt collectionlink3.gif Guidance: http://www.oft.gov.uk/shared_oft/bus.../OFT664Rev.pdf

 

In general this guidance states that when collecting debt they have to treat debtors fairly; be transparent when dealing with debtors; exercise forebearance with debtors exercising difficulty; and act proportionately when recovering debts given the debtors circumstances.

 

Whether enforcing debt or collecting debt. sheriff oficers have to abide by data protection regulatiuons.

 

Rachelw221 you have grounds to make a complaint under the OFT Debt Collection Guidance. In the first instance make the complaint quoting this guidance. if this is not resolved to your satisfaction then you can complain to the Financial Ombudsmanlink3.gif Service who can investigate the complaints as debt collection comes under the Consumer Credit Licensing:

http://www.financial-ombudsman.org.u...complaints.htm

Edited by Joemcm35

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hi there, ill try and keep this short and sweet.

i have been paying back money to scott and co for 2 years. i have not missed a payment of £50 per month since setting up an agreement. however i had changed bank acounts last month, and my direct debits were to change over automaticly, all of them did apart form scott and co.

they called my house and spoke with my flatmate. my flatmate then called me at work saying there was sherrif officers calling and i had to phone asap. i called them right away and realised the direct debit had not been switched over. i paid the money over the phone and appoligised and set up a new direct debit. After i had paid the money, my flatmate then phoned them back to ask if it was for council tax. the man then told him it was not for council tax but infact a student loan £4000 id had four years ago, that i was paying back £50 a month and the debt was down to £2500. (i couldnt afford to pay this untill i had a job after studying)

I was furious they would give out so much information!

i emailed them asking for a copy of their "code of confidentiality" and they have declined to do so, i have this in writing.

i have then emailed the sherrif office compaints people to compain, and they have said that Scott and Co are not sherrif officers and are only a debt collection agency, and cannot help me with this compaint.

where do i go from here?

 

you can look at www . smaso.org/ code of practice 2012 sorry i cant post a link here.

:-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 Caggers

    No registered users viewing this page.


  • Have we helped you ...?


×
×
  • Create New...